[linux-audio-user] Sound servers conflict
hillel.t at gmail.com
Tue Feb 8 15:42:29 EST 2005
I am posting this message a second time as I suspect I did something
wrong the first time. Excuse me if both messages arrive.
I am new to the list and new to Linux audio.
I wrote a simple QT program that uses sound, and it requires the NAS
I installed NAS from Mandrake rpm's rebooted the box, and the program
The problem is that most of my other software, for example Amarok,
stopped producing sound.
Prior to installing NAS, I used KDE and there sound server aRts. When I
start Amarok I get a message from aRts, that it can't open device for
I thus have two questions:
1. Is there a way to resolve such a situation, in a way that allows two
programs that use different sound servers to play sounds at the same time?
2. A more basic question: Why do we have to use sound servers in Linux?
shouldn't it be the job of the operating system to allow sound
multiplexing through a set of standard API's? The situation is
especially bad, if there is no comfortable solution to the problem in my
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